Monthly Archives: February 2018

Evergreen Team Task Force Releases Affordable Housing Report

The Evergreen Team explored “innovative and sustainable” affordable housing strategies to reduce barriers to the free market and more fully enable the capacity of the private sector, as well as existing affordable housing developers and agencies, to meet the housing needs of every family in the Charlotte region.  The volunteer committee of public and private leaders who agreed to meeting monthly during the calendar year 2017, released their recommendations earlier this month.  Click here to read this report.

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TAP Report Released: Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC

TAP Report Released:  Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC The ULI Charlotte District Council was engaged by the Town of Huntersville (TOH) and the Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation  (LNED) to study the potential land uses and economic viability of an area that is defined herein as the “Holbrooks Road Study Area.” In addition to the 41.29-acre parcel south of Holbrooks Road that is currently owned by the TOH, the Holbrooks Road Study Area encompasses additional, privately-owned parcels that are vacant and well-suited for development. As stated in the sponsor briefing materials, … Read More

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ULI Product Council Launches Webinar Series Highlighting Business Case for Investment in Renewables

The ULI Responsible Property Investment Council in January kicked off a webinar series that will run through 2018 highlighting the business case for renewable energy investments in real estate. The inaugural webinar, “Here Comes the Sun,” provided an in-depth look at the project economics of a pilot solar retrofit project developed by Ginkgo Residential, a development and property management company operating in southern Virginia and the Carolinas. READ MORE

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Pledge Today to Create Buildings That Benefit All

We invite you to join your peers and other influential companies in integrating energy efficiency into your tenant space to create more sustainable environments—for the planet and your bottom line. Take the pledge below to unlock valuable benefits. ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction using a comprehensive, ten-step process. The result is an excellent financial return through energy conservation while positioning you and your building as a leader in protecting the environment. TAKE THE PLEDGE

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Sustain Charlotte Seeking Local Development Projects for Charlotte Sustainability Awards

Nominations sought for 2018 Charlotte Sustainability Awards Sustain Charlotte is seeking nominations for the 2018 Charlotte Sustainability Awards. Do you know a person, project, plan, business, or nonprofit that deserves to be honored for advancing smart growth and sustainability in Charlotte? Nominate them for a Charlotte Sustainability Award! Entries will be evaluated by a group of Sustain Charlotte members based on the extent to which they meet one or more of these criteria (as applicable): Engages the community in planning/identifying challenges and their solutions Uses land efficiently, building up rather … Read More

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Recap: 2018 Carolinas’ Meeting

More than 700 ULI members from North and South Carolina descended on Greenville, SC February 12-13th to connect, learn, and engage at the 2018 Carolinas’ Meeting. The 5th annual meeting reached a new high in attendance, sponsorship, tours, and programming. See photos here! The conference kicked off with sold out tours of key developments in and around Greenville, including a walking tour led by the Mayor of Greenville highlighting the public investment in public spaces, parking and critical infrastructure that has catalyzed millions of private investment in Greenville’s CBD. Focusing on … Read More

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What Can UDO

As you know, the Charlotte Planning Department has been working hard on the Charlotte Place Types and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), a citywide effort aimed at updating the policies and regulation that guide growth and development in our community.  As part of this project, they are hosting a Coffee Talk on Friday, March 23rd, from 8am – 9:30am at the Charlotte Powerhouse Studio.  The Coffee Talk will feature Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department and Mitchell Silver, FAICP.  Mitch Silver served as Chief Planning and Development Officer and … Read More

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CREW’s Casino and Gaming Night

Event Information: CREW’s Casino and Gaming Night March 21, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. LACA 1429 Bryant Street Charlotte, NC 28208

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ULI Alabama Presents: Southern States Exchange 2018

Birmingham has been experiencing a revival in its downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.  Join us as we explore the city and learn more about this renaissance, including the context, development tools, and results.  We will explore the impacts of shifting demographics, a desire for walkable neighborhoods, and environmentally sustainable development, all of which have contributed to an exciting and robust transformation of this iconic Southeast city. The event will begin at 1PM, Thursday March 1st, at Pepper Place, the focal point of Birmingham’s Lakeview Design District and home of The Market … Read More

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ULI Charlotte Welcomes New Members

Adrienn Bain, Citizens Bank Cameron Barradale, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Richard Bartlett, Bartlett, Hartley & Mulkey Architects, PA (BHM) Tricia Brauer, Troutman Sanders, LLP Kevin Christiansen, Capstone Apartment Partners Scott Cook, TD Bank Floyd Davis, Community Link Heath Dillard, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Nazar Elwazir, Equity Residential (Multifamily Housing-Developer) Matt Gallagher, Blue Heel Development, LLC Greg Hartley, EMH&T Engineers & Surveyors Adam Hawthorne, Choate Construction Company Lakisha Hull, City of Los Angeles David King, Gresham, Smith and Partners John Lamber, Moseley Real Estate Advisors Bruce Lindsey, Wood Products Council Mary Littlejohn, North Carolina State University Dan Mainous, North Carolina State University Ben McCrary, Blue Heel Development, LLC Erick … Read More

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